Speakers and Moderators

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Charles Duhigg
Charles Duhigg

Columnist, Senior Editor, The New York Times

Fred Dust
Fred Dust

Senior Partner and Global Managing Director, IDEO

Sonya Dyhrman
Sonya Dyhrman

Oceanographer, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory; Associate Professor, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Columbia University

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Sylvia Earle
Sylvia Earle

Explorer in Residence, National Geographic Society; Founder, Mission Blue/Sylvia Earle Alliance

Rebecca Eaton
Rebecca Eaton

Television and Film Producer; Executive Producer, Masterpiece Theatre, PBS (Festival Underwriter)

Jennifer Eberhardt
Jennifer Eberhardt

Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, Stanford University

Joseph Echevarria
Joseph Echevarria

Chairman and CEO, My Brother's Keeper Alliance; Former CEO, Deloitte

Elizabeth Economy
Elizabeth Economy

C. V. Starr Senior Fellow and Director of Asia Studies, Council on Foreign Relations

Karl Eikenberry
Karl Eikenberry

William J. Perry Fellow in International Security, Center for International Security and Cooperation, Stanford University; Former US Ambassador, Afghanistan; Retired Lieutenant General, United States Army

Ophira Eisenberg
Ophira Eisenberg

Host, "The Moth"; Host, NPR's "Ask Me Another"

Michael Eisner
Michael Eisner

President and CEO, The Tornante Company; Trustee, The Aspen Institute

Jordan Ellenberg
Jordan Ellenberg

Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professor of Mathematics, Department of Mathematics, University of Wisconsin, Madison

Rahm Emanuel
Rahm Emanuel

Mayor, City of Chicago

Kelly Evans
Kelly Evans

Co-Anchor, "Closing Bell," CNBC

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John Fallon
John Fallon

CEO, Pearson (Festival Underwriter)

James Fallows
James Fallows

National Correspondent, The Atlantic

James Famiglietti
James Famiglietti

Senior Water Scientist, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory; Professor of Earth System Science and Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of California, Irvine

Tom Fanning
Tom Fanning

Chairman, President, and CEO, Southern Company (Festival Underwriter)

Jonathan Ferrara
Jonathan Ferrara

Artist; Owner, Jonathan Ferrara Gallery

Jose Ferreira
Jose Ferreira

Founder and CEO, Knewton

Bran Ferren
Bran Ferren

Co-Founder and Chief Creative Officer, Applied Minds

David Festa
David Festa

Senior Vice President of Ecosystems, Environmental Defense Fund

Sally Field
Sally Field

Actress; Board Member, Vital Voices

Anita Fineday
Anita Fineday

Managing Director, Indian Child Welfare Programs, Casey Family Programs

Eli J. Finkel
Eli J. Finkel

Professor of Social Psychology, Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, Northwestern University; Professor of Managing Organizations, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University

Timothy Fitzgerald
Timothy Fitzgerald

Director of the Impact Division, Fisheries Solutions Center, Environmental Defense Fund (Festival Underwriter)

Caitlin Flanagan
Caitlin Flanagan

Contributing Editor, The Atlantic; Author, Girl Land

Ira Flatow
Ira Flatow

Host and Executive Producer, "Science Friday," PRI

Brian Forde
Brian Forde

Director of Digital Currency, MIT Media Lab

Pamela Fox
Pamela Fox

Computing Curriculum Engineer, Khan Academy

Anthony Foxx
Anthony Foxx

17th Secretary, US Department of Transportation

Andrew Freedman
Andrew Freedman

Director of Marijuana Coordination, Office of the Governor, State of Colorado

Edward Frenkel
Edward Frenkel

Professor, Department of Mathematics, University of California, Berkeley

Thomas L. Friedman
Thomas L. Friedman

Foreign Affairs Columnist, The New York Times; Author, Thank You for Being Late

David Frum
David Frum

Senior Editor, The Atlantic

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Steven Gaines
Steven Gaines

Dean, Bren School of Environmental Science and Management, University of California Santa Barbara

David Gallo
David Gallo

Oceanographer and Director of Special Projects, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Geeta Gandbhir
Geeta Gandbhir

Co-Director, Remembering the Artist Robert DeNiro Senior; Producer, Whoopi Goldberg Presents Moms Mabley

Kim Gandy
Kim Gandy

President and CEO, National Network to End Domestic Violence

Helen Gao
Helen Gao

Freelance Writer; Graduate Student, East Asian Studies, Harvard University

Joe Garcia
Joe Garcia

Lieutenant Governor of Colorado

Ned Gardiner
Ned Gardiner

Visualization Manager, Climate Program Office, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Bill Gardner
Bill Gardner

Vice President, Programming and Development, BBC

Julius Genachowski
Julius Genachowski

Managing Director and Partner, The Carlyle Group; Former Chairman, FCC; Senior Fellow, Communications and Society Program, The Aspen Institute

Elliot Gerson
Elliot Gerson

Executive Vice President of Policy and Public Programs, International Partners, The Aspen Institute

Michael Gerson
Michael Gerson

Syndicated Columnist, The Washington Post

Nancy Gertner
Nancy Gertner

Senior Lecturer on Law, Harvard Law School

Julian Gewirtz
Julian Gewirtz

Doctoral Candidate, Modern Chinese History, Oxford University; Author, Unlikely Partners

Nancy Gibbs
Nancy Gibbs

Editorial Director, Time Inc. News Group; Editor in Chief, TIME

Daniel Gilbert
Daniel Gilbert

Edgar Pierce Professor of Psychology, Department of Psychology, Harvard University

Angela Glover Blackwell
Angela Glover Blackwell

Founder and CEO, PolicyLink

Barry Gold
Barry Gold

Director, Environment Focus Area, Walton Family Foundation (Festival Underwriter)

Jeffrey Goldberg
Jeffrey Goldberg

Editor in Chief, The Atlantic

Abigail Golden-Vazquez
Abigail Golden-Vazquez

Vice President and Executive Director, Latinos and Society Program, The Aspen Institute

Suzanne Goldenberg
Suzanne Goldenberg

Environment Correspondent, Washington Bureau, The Guardian

Lindsey Graham
Lindsey Graham

US Senator, State of South Carolina (R)

Brian Grazer
Brian Grazer

Producer; Writer; Founder and Chairman, Imagine Entertainment

Elizabeth Green
Elizabeth Green

Co-Founder, CEO, and Editor-in-Chief, Chalkbeat; Author, Building a Better Teacher: How Teaching Works (and How to Teach It to Everyone)

Paul Greenberg
Paul Greenberg

Pew Fellow in Marine Conservation; Author, Four Fish, American Catch

Brian Greene
Brian Greene

Professor of Physics and Mathematics, Columbia University; Author, The Elegant Universe

David Greene
David Greene

Host, "Morning Edition," NPR

Susan Greenfield
Susan Greenfield

Senior Research Fellow, Lincoln College, Oxford University; Founder, Neuro-Bio

Gideon Grinstein
Gideon Grinstein

President and Founder, Reut Institute; Author, Flexigidity: The Secret of Jewish Adaptability and the Challenge and Opportunity Facing Israel

Chuck Gulash
Chuck Gulash

Senior Executive Engineer, Toyota Technical Center, Toyota Motor Corporation (Festival Underwriter)

Alan Gura
Alan Gura

Partner, Gura and Possessky

MK Guth
MK Guth

Artist; Associate Professor, Pacific Northwest College of Art

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Richard Haass
Richard Haass

President, Council on Foreign Relations

Jonathan Haidt
Jonathan Haidt

Thomas Cooley Professor of Ethical Leadership, New York University Stern School of Business

Shadi Hamid
Shadi Hamid

Senior Fellow, Project on US Relations with the Islamic World Project, Saban Center for Middle East Policy, Brookings Institution

Hal Harvey
Hal Harvey

CEO, Energy Innovation: Policy and Technology; Senior Fellow for Energy and the Environment, The Paulson Institute

Goldie Hawn
Goldie Hawn

Actress; Founder and Board Chair, The Hawn Foundation

Stefan Heck
Stefan Heck

Consulting Professor, Precourt Institute for Energy, Stanford University

Mary-Pat Hector
Mary-Pat Hector

National Youth Director, National Action Network; Youth Leader, New Look Foundation; Founder, Youth in Action

Matthew Heineman
Matthew Heineman

Documentary Filmmaker; Director and Producer, Cartel Land

Zack Hicks
Zack Hicks

CEO and President, Toyota Connected; Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Toyota Motor North America (Festival Underwriter)

Fiona Hill
Fiona Hill

Director, Center on the United States and Europe, Brookings Institution

Peter Hirshberg
Peter Hirshberg

Chairman, Re:Imagine Group

Jeff Hobbs
Jeff Hobbs

Author, The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace: A Brilliant Young Man Who Left Newark for the Ivy League

Mark Holden
Mark Holden

Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Koch Industries, Inc.

Arianna Huffington
Arianna Huffington

Chair and President, Huffington Post Media Group; Founder and Editor-in-Chief, The Huffington Post

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Gwen Ifill
Gwen Ifill

Moderator and Managing Editor, PBS’s "Washington Week"; Co-Anchor and Managing Editor, “PBS NewsHour"

Arsalan Iftikhar
Arsalan Iftikhar

Human Rights Lawyer; Founder, TheMuslimGuy.com; Senior Editor, The Islamic Monthly

Tsutomu Ioroi
Tsutomu Ioroi

Electrochemist, Osaka National Research Institute, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Japan

Walter Isaacson
Walter Isaacson

President and CEO, The Aspen Institute

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Jessica Jackley
Jessica Jackley

Entrepreneur and Investor; Co-Founder, Kiva

Leila Janah
Leila Janah

Founder and CEO, Samasource

Nick Seneca Jankel
Nick Seneca Jankel

Creator, Breakthrough Biodynamics; Founder, Ripe & Ready; Founder, WECREATE Worldwide

Valerie B. Jarrett
Valerie B. Jarrett

Senior Advisor to the President, The White House

Mika Järvinen
Mika Järvinen

Associate Professor, School of Engineering, Department of Energy Technology, Aalto University, Finland

Cristina Jiménez
Cristina Jiménez

Co-Founder and Managing Director, United We Dream

Broderick Johnson
Broderick Johnson

Assistant to the President and Cabinet Secretary, The White House; Chair, Task Force, My Brother's Keeper

Hannah Jones
Hannah Jones

Chief Sustainability Officer and VP, Innovation Accelerator, NIKE, Inc.

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Artist

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Shiva Kalaiselvan
Shiva Kalaiselvan

Actress; Producer

Tim Kasser
Tim Kasser

Professor of Psychology, Knox College

Andrea Kates
Andrea Kates

CEO, LaunchPad Central

Neal Katyal
Neal Katyal

Paul and Patricia Saunders Professor of National Security Law, Georgetown Law; Partner, Hogan Lovells

Josh Kaufman
Josh Kaufman

Author, The Personal MBA; Author, The First 20 Hours: How to Learn Anything... Fast!

Sam Kean
Sam Kean

Journalist; Author, The Tale of the Dueling Neurosurgeons

Andrew Keen
Andrew Keen

Founder, FutureCast; Author, The Internet Is Not the Answer

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